Milk Can Decor – How to Stencil an Uneven Surface

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Milk can decor has always been on my bucket list of things to upcycle. Thanks to this find at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, I’m finally able to scratch it off my list! It’ll make a beautiful fall decor display. Continue reading

Painted Rocking Chair – With Grain Sack Stencil

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When we found this painted rocking chair, it happened to be on a day with hit the jackpot of curb side chairs. Continue reading

How to Fix a Broken Chair Leg

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How to fix a broken chair leg is a topic that just might put us out of the upcycling ‘business’. After all, if everyone knew how easy it is to do, they’d never toss their broken chairs to the curb. And then we’d have nothing to blog about. Despite that, we’ll take our chances!

You may have a broken chair leg in your home right now. So before you toss it, today we’re showing you just how easy it is to fix. We’ll give you all our tips and tricks! Continue reading

Cement Planter DIY – Baseball Planter

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Today I’m making a cement planter DIY that uses a plastic baseball straight from the dollar store! I was inspired by this kid’s baseball mitt found at Value Village. And with baseball season stretching to October this year, this indoor cement planter is timely! I can get away with calling it an indoor planter for Fall :). It even makes a great gift idea for Christmas. Continue reading

Homemade Belgian Waffles – Fluffy Consistency

I’m calling these homemade Belgian waffles ‘mock buttermilk’ waffles because the goat milk and goat yoghurt bring the tangy flavour that mimics buttermilk. There is no actual buttermilk in these waffles.

You’ll find the texture reminiscent of a pancake; light and billowy. They practically melt in your mouth, which is why these are Hubs’ favourite waffle variation by far! If you substitute the regular flour for a gluten free one, this recipe makes awesome gluten free waffles too (that’s how I make them for Hubs)!

Reminiscent of a pancake, these homemade Belgian waffles are light and billowy. The goat milk & goat yoghurt bring the tangy flavour to these mock buttermilk waffles that mimics buttermilk. Waffles | waffle recipe | waffles recipe homemade | gluten free | fluffy waffles |fluffy waffle recipe | mock buttermilk waffles | breakfast | breakfast ideas | birdzofafeather.ca | the unknown chef | Belgian waffle | Belgian waffles

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Office Chair DIY – Reupholster a Bentwood Swivel

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This Office Chair DIY seemed to find me. Since I have plenty of leftover fabrics from other projects, that’s not a bad thing. I love to reupholster! Even so, for this project I’m taking a bit of a shortcut.

Before we get into the post, thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway last month. Congratulations goes out to J. Kynerd. She is the winner of a Cutting Edge Stencil. I enjoyed bringing you our first giveaway and hope to have another one for you down the road!

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Acorn Craft – Fall Decor Acorn DIY

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With Fall approaching, I’m trying my hand at acorn craft. Today I’m sharing the most effective way to prepare and paint acorns!

Late August, for me, if the best time of year to harvest acorns from oak trees. They’re still green, so aren’t quite mature yet, and haven’t fallen to the ground. So we pull them right off the branches. Only gather in a year when there is a bumper crop of acorns; our wild and furry friends rely on them as a food source!  White oaks produce a crop every other year and a heavy crop every third year. Red oaks, pin oaks, swamp chestnut oaks, and all the rest produce a crop every other year. The key is to identify which species of oaks will produce acorns this Fall and concentrate on gathering from those trees.

Leave behind any that have obvious pin holes; that means there are critters inside.
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Sand Candle – Carving Enchanted Candles

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The sand candle you’re about to see was apparently all the rage in the 70’s but this DIY takes it a step further!

But first, guess who’s the newest member of the International Blogger Club? I’m proudly representing my Canadian heritage through craft as one of two Canadian makers in the group! This month’s challenge is “Sands of Time”. Don’t forget to check out what the other ladies from the IBC have done with their Sands of Time challenge at the end of this post! Continue reading

Fall Home Decor – Fall Home Tour

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Although Fall home decor couldn’t be further from my mind, we’re embarking on our very first Fall home tour as the summer heat rages on. For that reason, I. Just. Can’t. Let. Summer. Go. And understandably so. Our garden is my sanctuary for far too short a time. For that reason, our upcycled guitar will enjoy the outdoors for a little while longer! Continue reading

Outdoor Garden Decor – Stencil Art

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Outdoor garden decor is the focus of our very first stencil project using Cutting Edge Stencils! Typically the kind of stencil we’re using would go on a wall. But we’re not typical.  I can’t wait for you to see our unique idea to turn a wall stencil into stencil art for the garden! But if you read to the very end, we have a giveaway so you can try it out stencilling tooContinue reading